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H.R.406: To provide discretionary authority to an immigration judge to determine that an alien parent of a United States citizen child should not be ordered removed, deported, or excluded from the United States.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor José E. Serrano, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act, in the case of an alien subject to removal, deportation, or exclusion and who is the parent of a U.S. citizen child, to authorize an immigration judge to decline to order such removal if the judge determines such action to be against the child's best interests.

States that such discretion shall not apply to an alien when the judge determines that the alien: (1) is excludable or deportable on security grounds, or (2) has engaged in sex trafficking or severe forms of trafficking in persons.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.